Many of the girls kidnapped at a Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, in 2014 are nursing mothers while others are pregnant, sources say.
Speaking to Pulse on Thursday, May 19 2016, a resident of Maiduguri, Tijjani Yusuf, said just as the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, had promised to sell the girls; many of the kidnapped students were married to the sect fighters.
“We have some information that about six of the abducted Chibok School girls lost their lives. Many of the girls were married to Boko Haram fighters and they are now carrying babies while a lot of others are pregnant,” Tijjni said.
According to him, the rescuing of Amina Ali who has a four month old baby girl is a confirmation that many of the girls have babies while many others are pregnant.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the state government to bring the rescued girl and her baby to Abuja today, May 19, 2016,” a government official said.
“Actually, even though the lady that was rescued is carrying a four month old baby, information available shows that many of the girls are carrying babies while others are pregnant,” the official added.
A resident of Maiduguri, Monday Hananiya, told Pulse that the general thinking of parents in Borno is that of happiness and sadness following the discovery of one of the Chibok School girl abducted in 2014 with a four month old baby girl.
“The initial thinking was that these girls may have been sold in other African countries. But now with this issue at hand, the parents belief that the girls are still living within Borno state border communities,” Monday said.
“For the parents of the particular lady that was found, it is good news to them but at the same time, it is sad news for other parents.”
“Many of the parents are still thinking about the where about of their children because they want to see the rest of the children back. Even on Wednesday, the prayer we had in the church was that God should reveal the location of the remaining girls that are yet to be found,” Monday added.